Mint Springs Valley Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Mint Springs

The Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail adventures can be used on any of the park’s trails. There are over five miles of trails in the park, from easy trails along the lake to more strenuous trails up in the mountains. Please check a park map before venturing out on to any trail.

 Mint Springs Valley Park is a 520 acre park in Albemarle County. Enjoy miles of trails, swimming and fishing in the lakes, playing in the playground and enjoying a picnic at one of the many picnic shelters. The lakes of Mint Springs once provided drinking water for the Town of Crozet. Today they serve as habitat to several species of fish, including largemouth bass, black crappie, native bluegill, bream, and stocked rainbow trout. Buck Elbow Mountain rises over 2,000 feet above Mint Springs Valley. Along the trails in the park, poplar, maple, and oak trees are common.

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Collectible sticker for Mint Springs

Location Details

Recreational Features: Fishing, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Mountains reflecting in the lake
Playground surrounded by trees
TRACK Trail sign
Forest in autumn
Forest surround lake in autumn
Two lakes in front of a wooded hill
Forested hillside

Adventures for Mint Springs Valley Park

The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Need for Trees - Mint Springs

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Hide and Seek - Mint Springs

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Animal Athletes - Mint Springs

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure
Hiking

Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains - Mint Springs

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.

Directions

6659 Mint Springs Park Road
Crozet, VA 22932
Latitude: 38.083230600000
Longitude: -78.728713900000

From downtown Crozet, VA-  Turn left onto Route 788 (Rail Road Avenue); Turn right onto Route 684 (Mint Springs Road); Turn left into Park. 

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Mint Springs Valley Park TRACK Trail is made possible through a partnership between Albemarle County and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program.